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Furloughs may be reduced in budget

With a softer blow expected to hit Georgia's education funding next fiscal year, the Richmond County Board of Education is planning to eliminate five furlough days in the 2014-15 budget.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 17, 2014

GRU says freshmen should avoid big increase

Incoming freshmen at Georgia Regents University are facing a 13 percent tuition hike as the university moves toward the same tuition level as other Georgia research universities, an official said.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business

Laura DiSano and Bob Clark, consultants at the Small Business Development Center on the University of South Carolina's Aiken campus, were rewarded by the Small Business Administration.
By Jenna Martin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuberculosis tests planned at Hephzibah High

The Richmond County Health Department will begin testing students at Hephzibah High School for tuberculosis exposure next week after one student showed symptoms of the disease to a family physician.
By Sean Gruber and Tracey McManus | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

School board addresses handwriting skills

With concerns about the demise of basic handwriting skills, the Richmond County Board of Education's instruction committee Tuesday directed staff to survey elementary school principals to find out ...
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Regents approve tuition hikes

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest ...
By Kathleen Foody | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Blind Side' star brings anti-bullying message

Quinton Aaron is visiting the Augusta area to "eliminate school bullying and help combat childhood obesity."
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moon to turn red early Tuesday

For the first time since 2011, a total lunar eclipse will arrive early Tuesday, turning the moon an eerie shade of red.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, April 13, 2014

Students use plastic bags to help homeless

In an effort to take as many plastic bags out of circulation as possible, the seven students collected more than 6,000 from across the Augusta area to weave together into 15 sleeping mats to ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bleeding could be why diabetic stroke is worse

Iron in the brain from bleeding could be a key reason why diabetics often don't recover as well from strokes, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, April 11, 2014

Buildings, partnerships ahead for GRU

The year since Masters Tournament visitors were last here has been "tremendously productive" for Georgia Regents University, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 10, 2014

GRU could get marijuana oil clinical trials

Children in Georgia with difficult to treat seizures could get access to a marijuana-derived oil through clinical trials at Georgia Regents University, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lakeside principal takes Thomson High job

Lakeside Principal Steven Rhodes has accepted the job as Thomson High School's assistant principal and director of career, technical and agricultural education.
By Steve Crawford | Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quorum makes meeting illegal

A meeting of elected officials held Thursday to discuss how to improve Augusta's image broke the state's open meetings law after a quorum of Board of Education members showed up without having ...
By Tracey McManus and Meg Mirshak | Friday, April 4, 2014

Six principals replaced by school board

In a move pitched as a strategy towards boosting student achievement across the district, the Richmond County Board of Education replaced six principals at a called board meeting Thursday.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Laney principal being investigated by school system

The Richmond County School System is investigating Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason, Superintendent Frank Roberson confirmed Thursday.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fired school clerk files discrimination complaint

A longtime Richmond County data clerk is accusing the school system of discrimination after she was fired last year while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Leaders give thoughts on superintendent search

Applicants, listen up. The Chronicle asked a sample of community leaders what they want in the next superintendent:
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, March 29, 2014

Final public meeting held for school changes

Now that all town hall meetings on proposed school closings and reconfigurations have taken place, the Board of Education will take a final vote on the plans April 17.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Teacher resigns after reportedly admitting neglect over bullying

A Richmond County elementary school teacher has resigned amid allegations that she ignored a 7-year-old girl’s repeated attempts to notify her of bullying.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, March 27, 2014